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#85 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [jackaspades]
Sep 09, 2008 (2:50 pm)
I think that tire guy is smoking some good stuff if he thinks Bridgsetones are somehow different!
The tire pressure stamped on the side of the tire is the maximum cold pressure the tire should ever be at. that is usually a lot higher than what the vehicle manufacturer stamps on that little plate on your car which they think will give you the best ride for that vehicle
#86 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [jackaspades]
Sep 09, 2008 (2:54 pm)
one other thing, never trust a shop to measure the pressure accurately, they use those gauges a zillion times a month and in most shops will never recalibrate them ever again after their purchase. the number of times I have left a shop after a service where they set my tires to some ridiculously low pressure I have given up counting. get a good accurate gauge and always recheck them when you leave those places.
#87 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [vdonovan]
Dec 16, 2008 (4:38 pm)
I have the same problem with my 05 Legacy Outback. The original Potenzas wore this way so I replaced them in June. I drove 7000 miles in July with a Thule box and two bikes on top across the country and back and the tires needed to be replaced again. The rear two tires.
Did you get it worked out?
#88 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [xwesx]
Dec 17, 2008 (7:50 am)
I've done several cross country trips on the original R92As. They have about 20k on them now and should see another 20 with no problems. Overall a pretty good tire. No alignment problems. Good enough that I might replace them with the same tire when the rime comes. When I get the snows taken off, the dealer wants to set the car at 37psi. The original dealer delivered the car with 37 psi. The tire dealer wants to fun the Toyo snows at 40 psi. Tire pressures are beyond me these days. The only thing I can think of is no one wants the TMPS to activate so they over inflate.
#89 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [ddOutback]
Dec 17, 2008 (12:04 pm)
You need to talk with your dealer and Subaru if your dealer is ignorant. Subaru came out with a Technical Service Bulletin some time back on the rear tire wear issue. There are new settings for rear toe-in and tire pressure. See TSB 05-36-07R.
#90 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [nornet]
Dec 17, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I set my tires at +4 psi above Subaru specs. (On my 2000 Legacy that's 36F and 34R.) Any higher than that and I feel the rear end bounces around too much on bumpy roads.
I've gone thru two sets of RE-92s and I'm on my second set of Conti Extreme Contacts and will probably go with a third set when these need replacing. I always get an alignment after new tires are installed.
#91 of 124 195/65/14 replacing stock 185/70 ?
Dec 20, 2008 (7:35 pm)
Curious if anyone else has experience with a "plus zero" conversion on the stock 14" Legacy steel rims. I'm looking at a set of General Altimax RT's....and thinking I mine as well go slightly wider while I'm at it. I suspect the small addition of 5mm each side wouldn't be a clearance risk.
Thank you for your comments
#92 of 124 Re: 195/65/14 replacing stock 185/70 ? [ClaytonRoy]
Dec 20, 2008 (9:27 pm)
I think you'll be ok. On my 94 Legacy we used to run 215 or 225-50-16s on it!
Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
#93 of 124 Re: 195/65/14 replacing stock 185/70 ? [paisan]
Dec 22, 2008 (3:11 am)
Thanks for the confirmaation, Mike. I'm ordering tires tomorrow. Santa is bringing me some stainless steel "Bonneville Speed Disc" hubcaps for Xmas. So with the upsized rubber and stylish 'caps, my wagon will be looking good in '09
#94 of 124 Re: Excessive tire wear on a 2005 Legacy Outback [jfl]
Dec 29, 2008 (9:56 am)
I have a '05 Outback 2.5i and have also experienced outside edge rear-wheel tire wear but have what I think is a related problem that has bothered me a bit. The rear end of my car is really loud. I am sure the problem is behind the transmission because the noise is constant thru gear changes. I had the car realigned the last time I purchased new tires but I am sure it was before the aformentioned service bulletin was released. Anyone with similar noise problems?